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Time and space to write

GENRE: Arvon Teacher, Fiction & Poetry
The Hurst

Do you teach writing in the classroom but never get the time for your own creative writing? This writing week, exclusively for teachers and during the Easter school holidays, will help you discover your inner writer, and transform the way you teach creative writing back in the classroom.

You’ll experience an inspirational mixture of workshops and individual tutorials with highly regarded authors, the support of your fellow writers, and plenty of time and space to write. Whilst the focus of the week is on developing your own writing, you will also have the opportunity to reflect on how you can use new approaches to creative writing in your teaching.

Whether you want to write poetry or prose, we will create a safe and welcoming environment for you to find your voice and refine your technique. These five days will give you the creative momentum to continue writing long after the course is over.

This course will be held at The Hurst, Arvon’s writing centre in Shropshire. Thanks to support from funders we are able to offer places for the reduced fee of £500 (two-thirds of the usual cost), which includes all food and accommodation as well as workshops, individual tutorials, and readings by both tutors and a guest writer.


To book: Book online or call The Hurst on 01588 640 658 or email  You will need to send evidence that you are a practising teacher at a UK primary or secondary school, or F.E. College. This could be a letter from your employer or recent wage slip. Your booking will be provisional until we have confirmation of your teacher status.

Please note: Teacher Grants are not available for this course

Feedback from previous Arvon Teacher courses:

“I have had an absolutely fantastic week. I feel raring to go and show my students everything that I have learned and enjoyed.”

“Inspirational. Don’t hesitate to go. It will help you make connections between your role as a writer and teacher and inspire you to approach teaching of writing more creatively.”

“A life-affirming experience…I have rediscovered creativity and freedom in my writing.”


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